|Origin:||chargier, from Late Latin carricare, from Latin carrus; CAR|
charge2 S1 W2
a) [intransitive and transitive]
to ask someone for a particular amount of money for something you are selling:
The hotel charges $125 a night.
charge somebody £10/$50 etc (for something)
The restaurant charged us £40 for the wine.
charge something at something
Calls will be charged at 44p per minute.
We won't charge for delivery if you pay now.
charge rent/a fee/interest etc
The gallery charges an entrance fee.
to record the cost of something on someone's account, so that they can pay for it later:
Wilson charged the drinks to his room.
Use a courier and charge it to the department.
to state officially that someone may be guilty of a crime
charge somebody with something
Gibbons has been charged with murder.
to say publicly that you think someone has done something wrong
blame somebody[transitive] formal
Demonstrators have charged that the police used excessive force against them.
to deliberately run or walk somewhere quickly
run[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
charge around/through/out etc
The boys charged noisily into the water.
to deliberately rush quickly towards someone or something in order to attack them:
attack[intransitive and transitive]
Then, with a final effort, our men charged the enemy for the last time.
The bear charged towards her at full speed.
if a battery charges, or if you charge it, it takes in and stores electricity:
electricity[intransitive and transitive] also charge upTEE
The shaver can be charged up.
to order someone to do something or make them responsible for it
order somebody[transitive] formal
charge somebody with doing something
The commission is charged with investigating war crimes.
to load a gun
gun[transitive]PMW old use
to fill a glass ➔ charged